The Wayne County Sheriff’s office went high tech to make a major drug bust Monday . 39 year old Danny DeSantis of Arcadia has been the subject of a two month long investigation. He was suspected of running a indoor marijuana-growing operation in a 30 by 50 foot pole barn on Buffalo Road . Sheriff Barry Virts tells Finger Lakes News Radio they got permission to do a fly over and use a FLIR/thermal imaging unit to detect if there were unusual amounts of heat was coming from the barn which wasn’t suppose to have electricity.
DeSantis apparently illegally tapped into a NYSEG power line . More that 300 pot plants were found in the barn , DeSantis is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, felony possession of 10 pounds or more of marijuana and misdemeanor unlawful growing of cannabis. Due to past felony convictions DeSantis is being held in the Wayne County Jail without bail